'The publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Female prompted even more intensive news coverage: Kinsey appeared on the cover of the August 24, 1953, issue of Time. The national newsmagazine featured two articles on the scientist, one focusing on his research career and new book, the other on his background, personality, and lifestyle. In the magazine’s cover portrait, “Flowers, birds, and a bee surround Kinsey; the mirror-of-Venus female symbol decorates his bow tie.” The lead article concludes with the following observation: “‘Kinsey…has done for sex what Columbus did for geography,’ declared a pair of enthusiasts…forgetting that Columbus did not know where he was when he got there…. Kinsey’s work contains much that is valuable, but it must not be mistaken for the last word.”'
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